Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

To Mrs. Reynolds’s Cat

  • Cat! who hast past thy grand climacteric,
  • How many mice and rats hast in thy days
  • Destroy’d? — how many tit bits stolen? Gaze
  • With those bright languid segments green and prick
  • Those velvet ears — but pr’ythee do not stick
  • Thy latent talons in me — and upraise
  • Thy gentle mew — and tell me all thy frays
  • Of fish and mice and rats and tender chick.
  • Nay, look not down, nor lick thy dainty wrists —
  • For all the wheezy asthma — and for all
  • Thy tail’s tip is nicked off — and though the fists
  • Of many a maid have given thee many a maul,
  • Still is that fur as soft as when the lists
  • In youth thou enter’dst on glass bottled wall.

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “To Mrs. Reynolds’s Cat.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, by G. Kim Blank. Edition 3.3 , University of Victoria, 5 September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_to_mrs_reynoldss_cat.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “To Mrs. Reynolds’s Cat,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_to_mrs_reynoldss_cat.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “To Mrs. Reynolds’s Cat.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_to_mrs_reynoldss_cat.html.